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Node.js has seen rapid and widespread adoption in the web development community, but for a long time it had a reputation for being slow to grow and evolve. Not any more! With a new open-source foundation, Node has moved to a six-month release cycle and is rapidly adding features. The latest long-term support version, 6.x, has more than 98% compatibility with the JavaScript ES6 (ECMAScript 2015) syntax.

In this ten-minute Coffee Break Course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Keyvan Kasaei will show you how to get started with Node 6. Keyvan will explain the current release lines of Node and outline the new improvements to Node 6. Follow along, and you'll get to go in depth with case studies of new ES6 features and guidance on when to upgrade.

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1. What's New in Node 6?

1.1 Introduction

[MUSIC] With over 3.5 million users and annual growth rates of 100%, Node.js is emerging as a universal platform used for web application, IoT Mobile enterprise application development, and micro services architectures. The technology is ubiquitous across numerous industries, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. However, it is a question to many developers when and why they should switch to Node6. In this video, I will go through a few topics which helps you decide whether it's a good decision to upgrade to Node6.